The people over at the US Army’s Training and doctrine command have a new blog all about the combination of military strategy and pop-culture called the monolith. It might be pretty ok. Check it out… They make some good movie/book suggestions. Some of them I haven’t read yet, so I’ll be adding them to the… Read More Mad Scientist’s new blog
Bored? Need something to read? Want me to tell you about a book? Look at the MW Reading list. All of the books here are one’s I’ve read and recommend. Don’t take my word for it though.
I recently finished the Audio book of “The Hard Thing about Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz. This is an excellent book, however narrator in the version I listened to was not a good fit for most of the book. There are a ton of hip-hop references and quotes in this book, and unfortunately the version… Read More Book Review: The Hard Thing about Hard Things
A winter storm took out the internet and electricity where I live. It’s not fully back up yet, but as soon as it is i’ll post more..
This is the 13th post in the Bias Study Declinism is the belief that a society or institution is tending towards decline. Particularly, it is the predisposition, possibly due to cognitive bias, such as rosy retrospection, to view the past more favorably and future negatively. I can honestly say that this is something I struggle… Read More Bias Study: Declinism
Fun with Spreadsheets–said almost no one ever. If by chance you are a nerd like me who likes this kind of thing lets dive in. A matrix-think spreadsheet-is a grid with as many cells as required to sort data and gain insight. Matrices are helpful when there are more options or more intricate data than… Read More Analytic Technique: Matrices
Sorting when the British use the term sorting, they talk about fixing something. e.g. “I’ll sort your out.” Or “I’ll get it sorted”. If you are an American, when you hear the term Sorting, you probably have visions of cleaning your room. Or perhaps more specifically, trying to find that one Lego piece you need… Read More Analytic Technique: Sorting
//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mimirswell81-20&marketplace=amazon®ion=US&placement=0307465357&asins=0307465357&linkId=794096fb1b109a71b07ad3b731d727d6&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff The Four hour work week by Tim Ferris is a very quick read. I don’t know why I put it off for so long. I’ve been listening to Tim’s podcast for a while and finally decided to read the book. Well read is a strong word. I’ve got a long commute to work so… Read More Book Review: The 4 Hour Work Week
This is about half way in the Cognitive Bias Study Negativity bias, aka the negativity effect, is the idea that, even when evidence is of equal intensity, things of a more negative nature have a greater effect on one’s psychological state and processes than neutral or positive things. This is a real thing. I know… Read More Bias Study: Negativity Bias
This is a continuation of the Bias Study Groupthink is the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility. Anyone who has worked in a medium to large organization has experienced this. Usually this is evidenced by an Illusion of invulnerability, a belief that the… Read More Bias Study: Group Think